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Taking Sexual Assault Prosecution Away From Military Commanders


In which I change my mind on an important topic.

The Supreme Court Begins A New Term With Several Politically Charged Cases

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The marriage equality issue is resolved, but that doesn’t mean the Supreme Court won’t have a lot of high profile cases on its docket over the next eight months.

Public Opinion About The Supreme Court Nears New Lows

Supreme Court Justices

Thanks mostly to Republicans unhappy with the Court’s decisions on same-sex marriage and the Affordable Care Act, public disapproval of the Supreme Court is nearing a new high.

Ten Dead, Multiple People Injured, In Shooting On Oregon College Campus

Roseburg Oregon Shooting

Up to 13 people are dead and as many 20 injured after another mass shooting on a college campus.

Federal Judge Rules ‘Happy Birthday To You’ Copyright Invalid


A Federal Judge has ruled that the copyright to ‘Happy Birthday To You’ has been invalid for at least the past eighty years.

Donald Trump Tries To Bully Yet Another Critic


The Club For Growth has released two ads criticizing Donald Trump, so of course Trump is threatening to sue them.

Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis May Be Interfering With Issuance Of Marriage Licenses Again

Kimberly Davis

A lawyer for one of the Deputy Clerks working for Kim Davis raises the concern that she is once again interfering with the issuance of marriage licenses in violation of a Federal Court Order.

Texas 9th Grader Arrested For Building A Clock

Ahmed Mohammed Clock

A Texas 9th Grader named Ahmed Mohammed was arrested because school officials and police refused to believe that the clock he built wasn’t a bomb.

Kim Davis Basically Surrenders In Same-Sex Marriage Fight

Kimberly Davis

Rowan County, Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis says she won’t interfere in the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Federal Judge Allows Part Of House Lawsuit Against Obama Administration To Proceed


A Federal Judge has ruled that part of a lawsuit filed by the House of Representatives can go forward, but the legal battle is far from over.

Defending of Crazy Talk


A controversial article arguing prominent war critics should be targeted as enemy combatants is worth discussing.

Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis Released From Jail, But She May Not Be Free For Long

Kimberly Davis

Rowan County, Kentucky Clerk Kim Davis is being released from jail, but it may end up being a very short reprieve.

North Carolina Teen Charged As A Sex Offender For Having Naked Pictures Of Himself


A teenager in North Carolina is facing serious criminal charges in another absurd overreaction to teenager “sexting.”

Oregon Judge Refusing To Perform Same-Sex Marriage Ceremonies


A trial court Judge in Oregon is the latest public official to refuse to do his job.

Republican Candidates Rally Around Lawbreaker Kim Davis, Trample All Over The Rule Of Law

Kimberly Davis

Most of the Republican candidates for President would rather support a lawbreaker than the Rule of Law. The American people should judge them accordingly.

South Carolina To Seek Death Penalty For Charleston Shooter Dylann Roof

Dylann Roof In Custody

Prosecutors in South Carolina announced that they will seek the death penalty for Charleston shooter Dylann Roof.

Kentucky Clerk Found In Contempt And Jailed For Refusal To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Kimberly Davis

Rowan County, Kentucky Clerk Kimberly Davis was found in contempt of court and jailed for her refusal to issue same-sex marriage licenses.

Federal Judge Overturns Tom Brady’s Deflategate Suspension

Patriots Colts

A massive defeat in Court for the National Football League.

Kentucky Clerk Loses Another Argument Over Refusal To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses


The Supreme Court has denied a Kentucky Clerk’s request to stay a ruling requiring her to comply with the law and issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Appeals Court Upholds Law Barring Protests On Supreme Court Building Property

Same Sex Marriage Supreme Court

A Federal Appeals Court has upheld a 1949 law that bars protesters from the property around the Supreme Court building. This seems inconsistent with the Court’s recent First Amendment jurisprudence.

Virginia Man Dies After Being Held In Jail For Four Months Without Trial Or Bail

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Four months in jail, no opportunity for bail, no trial, no access to mental health care. And, now Jamycheal Mitchell is dead.

The Daily News Crosses The Line From Journalism To Murder Porn


A front page cover on yesterday’s murders in Virginia crosses the line from reporting to exploitation.

Candidate Loyalty Oaths Are Unenforceable And Unconstitutional


States who try to use loyalty oaths to keep Donald Trump off the ballot will be running afoul of the Constitution.

Reporter And Cameraman Shot To Death Live On The Air In Virginia

Roanoke Shooting

A reporter and cameraman for a local television station were killed, and a third person wounded, live on the air this morning.

The “Anchor Baby” Myth


There are no “anchor babies,” there are only Americans.

N.L.R.B. Denies Student Athletes’ Bid To Unionize


The National Labor Relations Board refused to certify an effort by athletes at Northwestern University to unionize.

Connecticut Supreme Court Declares Death Penalty Unconstitutional

Death Chamber

Connecticut eliminated the death penalty several years ago, and now the state’s Supreme Court has ruled that the men remaining on death row cannot be executed.

Defying A Court Order, Kentucky Clerk Refuses To Issue Marriage Licenses To Gay Couples


A Clerk in Kentucky appears to be headed for a showdown with a Federal District Court Judge that she is destined to lose.

Colorado Jury Spares James Holmes From Death Penalty In Aurora Movie Theater Shooting Case

Aurora Colorado Shooting

Somewhat surprisingly, a jury in Colorado was unable to agree on a unanimous death sentence for Aurora movie theater shooter James Holmes.

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law


A Federal Appeals Court has dealt a setback to Texas in the battle over its Voter ID Law.

Former Aide To Ron Paul And Rand Paul Indicted In Campaign Finance Inquiry


A former campaign manager and close adviser to both former Texas Congressman Ron Paul and Kentucky Congressman Rand Paul has been indicted in connection with a scheme that involved payments to an Iowa politician to switch endorsements in advance of the 2012 Iowa Caucuses: Jesse Benton, a longtime ally of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) who […]

Driven Largely By Republicans, Public Opinion On The Supreme Court Hits A Low

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Public opinion on the Supreme Court has declined significantly, largely because Republicans don’t like the Supreme Court very much right now.

Chinese Courts Allow Blatant Ripoff of Air Jordan Brand


China adds to its status as the honey badger of intellectual property law.

Cincinnati Cop Indicted For Murder In Traffic Stop Shooting Death

Police Pistol

A police officer in Cincinnati has been indicted for murder in a case that seems to be a pretty clear cut example of improper use of force.

Chris Christie Still Has Reefer Madness

Marijuana Plant

Chris Christie says he would ignore states that have legalized marijuana if he became President. Fortunately, he will most likely never be President.

Jonathan Pollard To Be Released November 21st

Jonathan Pollard

After 30 years in prison, Jonathan Pollard will be released later this year.

Roger Goodell Upholds Tom Brady’s Deflategate Suspension

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Not surprisingly, Tom Brady’s appeal of his Deflategate suspension was not successful.

The Prison-Industrial Complex


The problem goes beyond the War on Drugs.

U.S. Considering Releasing Jonathan Pollard?

Jonathan Pollard

Reports are circulating that the Obama Administration is considering releasing Jonathan Pollard, and many are seeing it as an effort to placate Israel in the wake of the Iran deal.

Texas Appeals Court Tosses One Of Two Counts Against Rick Perry


A big win in Court for the former Texas Governor, but it’s unclear what this means politically.

Special Prosecutors For Police-Involved Shootings?


Removing the responsibility to investigate police misconduct from the prosecutors who have to work with those police on a daily basis is a good idea.

Charleston Shooter Dylann Roof Indicted On Federal Hate Crimes Charges

Dylann Roof

Dylann Roof has been indicted in Federal Court for completely unnecessary reasons.

The Bland Arrest Video


An authoritarian ego trip for all to see.

Another Troubling Police Encounter with a Black Motorist

Gavel And Scales Of Justice

A few days late, but a story worth noting if it has escaped notice.

More on Cosby


Via the BBC: Bill Cosby ‘offered women money’ for silence after sex American comedian Bill Cosby admitted trying to pay women to keep quiet after having sex with them, according to testimony obtained by the New York Times. […] After Ms Constand became upset and returned to her native Canada, Mr Cosby offered to pay […]

EEOC Finds That A 50 Year Old Law Bans Something It Doesn’t Even Mention


Relying on a particularly strained and incredulous legal analysis, the EEOC has ruled that laws against discrimination based on gender also bar discrimination based on sexual orientation.

James Holmes Found Guilty In Aurora Theater Shooting Trial

Aurora Colorado Shooting

Almost exactly three years after the attack on a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, James Holmes was found guilty late yesterday.

Four Marines Killed In Shootings At Chattanooga Military Sites

Chattanooga Shooting

Tragedy in Tennessee.

Texas Is Being Sued For Refusing To Issue Birth Certificates To American Citizens

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Despite the clear language of the 14th Amendment, Texas is apparently refusing to issue birth certificates to some children born in the United States whose parents happen to be in the country illegally.

Donald Trump’s Arguments About Immigrants And Crime Are Based On Lies

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Contrary to what Donald Trump claims, immigrants are less likely to commit crime than others.

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